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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Nov 18, 2005 3:03am
Forum: etree Subject: good 'Jazz Age' / '20's music on the LMA? DIT

I'm looking for some live tunes from the genre that I guess is best described as "The Jazz Age" that was happening in major cities in the 1920's in the USA. a upright bass with slow, rhythmic steel brush drums keeping a slow tempo, and a vocals focused sound. The Squirrel Nut Zippers did this genre justice, particularly the female lead singer's solo work "Katharine Whalen's Jazz Squad" and I guess this bleeds into the 30's sound of the big band / swing which was revived in the late 90's through movies like 'swingers' and the like. Cherry Poppin Daddys, The Pietasters, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Royal Crown Review I think are all more the 'new-swing' genre, i'm looking more for the 20's slower style. Are there any current-day artists performing this long ago smokey jazz? thanks for any suggestions, as i've searched the forums and reviews for keywords, but found nothing.

tyler

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Poster: Simard Date: Nov 18, 2005 5:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: good 'Jazz Age' / '20's music on the LMA? DIT

Ty,

Check out the 78 rpm section if you haven't already ... most of it is annoying pop-music from a hundred years ago... but there's plenty of interesting stuff in there.

I like this song:
http://www.archive.org/audio/audio-details-db.php?collection=opensource_audio&collectionid=moodremastered20040710

What do you think?